In at-will employment states, employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the reason isn't discriminatory (i.e. based on your race, sex, age, religion, disability). While your situation seems unfair, your employer's actions are not unlawful.
My job for 11 years has been Monday through Friday, 7-3:30, since march we have been made to put in 5 hours over time every week and they have even forced us to work saturdays now too. I have extreme hypertension that is somewhat controlled by meds, since working all this overtime I have been... Read more »
I work at a gym and I started in early February. During the first couple of weeks I probably worked about 25-30 hours. Because I was not in their system yet, I had to clock in and out using time sheets instead of their online system. After the third payday of me being there, we get paid every 2... Read more »
The Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act is designed to help protect workers who are not paid for hours worked. It generally provides for the employer to be ordered to pay the attorney fees if the employee is successful. Thus, attorneys are generally more willing to take these cases in...Read more »
I filed a complaint against my company with the State. There is widespread corruption (steering, worker safety issues, staffing issues, moving problemed clients between homes). The state completed the audit. When the auditor, whom I contacted, addressed our CEO about the allegations she asked who... Read more »
What to do in a situation you describe depends on too many factors to be able to give the type of general answers that can be posted on these type of message boards. You need to contact an employment law attorney and go through the facts of your case in detail and what is best for you to do in...Read more »
that I would have to leave and not return. She gave me 10 minutes notice to vacate and gave me all my sales from the register for the day, but took out rent without my permission, and kept my client information (name, address, phone and email address). I was never late with rent. Can she legally... Read more »
Did you sign a document regarding the rental when you first began renting there? Any sort of lease or rental agreement would be controlling here. Otherwise, it doesn't sound like there are any legal implications here. However, I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state and...Read more »
ok I’m a cdl deliver driver in Nebraska and I ran out of hours so I took it back. Now my boss say my job is in jeopardy because he wanted me to finish the load and drive back illegally. This is not the first time this has happened. They want me to go over hours I can work in a day and hour I... Read more »
I am uncertain with the legal standing of my contract based on the daily time demands (off premises, "off" work), mandatory "tipping" of nightly earnings and lack of independent control over time and conduct while on the job. These all directly conflict with the agreements made... Read more »
Not sure what your specific question is. Generally contract disputes are very fact-based scenarios, so you will likely need to go through the language in your contract with an attorney experienced with employment contracts to determine your best course of action.
I work at buffalo wild wings, and was told I would be taken off the schedule if I didn't get 40 percent of my daily guests to have or sign up for their rewards program. Even though there is nothing in the handbook, code of conduct, or company policy stating I have too?
Companies are allowed to require workers to meet minimum performance requirements in order to meet their job duties and maintain employment. As long as these policies aren't implemented in a discriminatory manner or otherwise violate the law, they are generally allowed.
About three months ago I was delivering pizza in my own vehicle and struck a bicyclist at a crosswalk. There was a witness that said the bicyclist had stopped before entering the crosswalk and I was issued a ticket. The bicyclist had to be taken away in an ambulance due to a knee injury.My... Read more »
I'm located in Omaha, Nebraska and work for the parent company of several cocktail bars. I was attending a staff party at an unassociated bar where I believe my boss (The company owner) accidentally roofied me. To cover it up I believe he took me to a dive bar while under the influence of the... Read more »
The owner of the vehicle or the company. Any licensed driver of the vehicle would be held responsible for any violations. The company may later be subjected to civil suit for any violations they subjected an employee to.
I received a letter of notification from my former employer saying that one of their employees mistakenly sent out my personal information to some clients. The company further said in the latter that they investigated the incident and found out that the same employee has made the same mistake on... Read more »
It may be possible to sue them IF you can show that as a result someone was able to use that information. You say you have "7 different reports I know nothing about." Any lawyer you talk to will want you to find out what they are. They may or may not have anything to do with this....Read more »
I'm a firefighter/paramedic, bandages begin to melt and release toxic chemicals at 120F far lower temp than our fires. These chemicals are toxic and can be absorbed through inhilation and through the skin. Not to mention the burns the adhesive will cause. I have all the documentation to back... Read more »
Employers have wide discretion when it comes to dress an grooming standards for their employees. The restriction you describe regarding piercings is commonplace and likely to be upheld if subject to a legal challenge. Challenges to employer dress codes are only typically successful if an employee...Read more »
Would an employee having sex in the back room at work constitute sexual harassment also i mentioned this to my bosses multiple times was told they would handle it and then wouldn't. what are my recourse also to tie into this the employee that was having sex at work broke my nose for trying... Read more »
An employers liability will depend primarily on whether they were aware of the employee's misconduct, whether they failed to take appropriate action necessary to remedy the situation. Under some circumstances, an employer would be liable for damages caused by the conduct of an employee that...Read more »
It depends on the circumstances, can you elaborate?
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